A Message from the ROR Event Team:
Happy Sunday, ROR 2018 Attendees!
Can you believe we are less than two months away from this year’s event? Crazy, right?!
We have some updates and announcements enclosed in this email, so make sure you read everything very carefully so you won’t miss important information.
Included in this email:
Ticketed Author Form link (aka “Line Control” for the signing)
Website + Event preorder online store news (spoiler alert: IT’S NOW OPEN!)
EXCLUSIVE CONSUMED PREORDER LAUNCH
TICKETED AUTHOR FORM LINK (AND INFO):
Our main objective for our ROR 2018 event is to have our signing run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. In order to facilitate this, we will have a numbered wristband system for some author’s tables/lines (see below for additional information about the process).
To help us anticipate which authors will need to be ticketed prior to the event, we ask that ALL ticketed attendees submit this form:http://bit.ly/ROR2018-TicketedAuthorsForm. PLEASE FILL THIS OUT NO LATER THAN AUGUST 15TH.
The way the wristband system will work:
Any authors we will list as “pre-ticketed” via the results of our ticketed author form will be announced in late August, early September. These authors will have numbered wristbands available at the registration area prior to the signing. If you plan to visit the ticketed author tables, pick up a wristband, and during the signing, you’ll be able to get in their line once your number(s) have been called.
If there are any authors who weren’t previously listed as pre-ticketed who have lines that are becoming too long, we will begin the ticketing (wristband) process for them during the signing. There will be a ROR staff member within the vicinity of that line/table who will be distributing wristbands as needed should this be necessary.
If you have any questions about this, please email us at: email@example.com.
ICYMI: Last month we selected the winners from our table lottery for seats at author tables at our Saturday plated luncheon. If you did not get selected, you will still be guaranteed a seat at any open seat at any non-author banquet tables in the ballroom.
IF YOU WERE SELECTED TO SIT AN AUTHOR’S TABLE:
When you check in at registration (to get your attendee badge, bag, etc), you’ll want to also check in at the “luncheon winners” table–which will also be located at the registration area.
*IF YOU HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS/FOOD ALLERGIES:
Please contact us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org so we have ample time to arrange for any necessary meal modifications at the luncheon Saturday. Thank you!
WEBSITE + PREORDER ONLINE STORE OPEN!
If you’ve visited our website (readersontheriver.com) over the last month, you’ll have seen that it’s gotten a facelift! It has officially been fully updated with event info, and best of all: our online bookstore!
THE PRE-ORDER BOOK STORE IS NOW LIVE!
Before we share the link, we just wanted to give you the lowdown on how this process will work:
This preorder option is open to ROR 2018 ATTENDEES ONLY.
When you get to the shop’s main page (link below), you’ll see the photos of our authors in the lineup. There will be a number in parenthesis next to each author’s name (under their photo)–this signifies how many titles they have available for purchase in our bookstore.
To place an order, you’ll select the quantity of a title(s) you want to order (under the book cover) and hit “add to cart”. Once you’ve added all of the books you want to order, you can click the red button at the top that says “view cart” or put “readersontheriver.com/cart” in your browser. Note: All prices in your cart will include local state tax.
We accept all major credit cards via a valid PayPal account. (You’ll be redirected to PayPal at checkout.)
Orders placed through our online store will not have a shipping charge as these books will be for PICKUP ONLY at the event bookstore.
The person whose name is on the order will need to be the one picking up the book(s) from the onsite event bookstore.
ALL BOOKS ORDERED WILL NOT BE PRE-SIGNED/PERSONALIZED. The books you order/pick up can be signed and/or personalized when you take them to that author’s table during the signing on Saturday.
THE ONLINE PREORDER STORE WILL CLOSE AT 11:59PM ET ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2018. *If you don’t get a chance to preorder via our online store, don’t worry! We’ll have these titles also available through our event bookstore for purchase at the event.
Online orders will be NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER SEPTEMBER 3RD.
If you have any questions about the bookstore, contact us at email@example.com.
To access the online preorder store:
You can either click on the author photos on our website’s homepage, or go here: https://readersontheriver.com/shop/.
CONSUMED by J.R. WARD EXCLUSIVE PREORDER:
ICYMI: ROR 2018 attendees are in for a special treat–CONSUMED by J.R. Ward will be made available for purchase almost two weeks before it goes on sale to the public!
To guarantee that you secure your early copy (or copies!), you’ll want to preorder through our online bookstore. The order process and rules for this preorder are the same as above–open to ROR 2018 attendees only. (Pro tip: CONSUMED is also listed under “J.R. Ward” in our online bookstore; there aren’t any differences between the two. So whether you use the store link above, or the consumed launch page below, you’ll still be able to purchase!)
Also, CONSUMED doesn’t count toward the book limit for J.R. WARD (at the signing Saturday), so if you want to pick up copies for you and some of your other book buddies who couldn’t come, feel free to do so!
For full deets and book info, go here: https://readersontheriver.com/consumedpreorder/
Do you like winning things?
We do monthly giveaways (open TO ALL MEMBERS) in our Facebook group: Readers On The River! (Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/readersontheriver/permalink/2122088158003429/)
Know a friend who wasn’t able to get a ticket to ROR? J. Kenner is giving away THREE TICKETS TO ROR 2018 via this post in our Facebook group! (Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/readersontheriver/permalink/2122088158003429/)
Want to win a fast pass to skip the line for an author of your choice at our Saturday signing? Be sure you make a purchase through our event bookstore! We will be giving away fast passes to attendees at random who complete a bookstore purchase via our online store AND onsite! Winners from online purchases will be notified via email before the event, and winners who buy books at the bookstore at the event (non-preorder purchase) will be selected at random before Saturday’s signing!
As we get closer to the big day, we will be contacting our ticket holders with upcoming event updates, reminders, and info, so keep an eye on your inboxes over the next month! 🙂